PL Player of December van Dijk stays humble: 'There is still so much to learn and to get better at'
- The Dutchman has become the first defender since 2013 to receive the Premier League's Player of the Month award.
- Virgil gives all the credit to the team.
- The centre-back admits he has improved a lot at Liverpool, however, claims he is just at the beginning of the road.
As the Premier League have announced, Virgil van Dijk has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month for December. The centre-back was granted the prizes at Melwood on Friday.
The Dutchman featured in each of the seven won games in December, helped the team to get four clean sheets and, most remarkably, scored an incredible and crucial effort against Wolverhampton which also was the centre-half's first Premier League goal for the Reds.
Virgil is also the first defender to be honoured the award since Jan Vertonghen in March 2013. Asked whether he knew he was the first back-line representative in 6 years to receive the accolade, the colossus told Liverpoolfc.com:
"I didn’t know that but I’m very proud to win this. All credit to everyone that helped me win it and the fans who have been supporting me. December was a great month and hopefully, we can keep going.
Liverpool have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League since his debut for the club than any other.— 🇳🇬 ⚽ Football Fanzone (@MyFFZone) January 11, 2019
In 31 games across the Champions League, Premier League and on international duty, NO PLAYER player has dribbled past Virgil van Dijk this season 😲 pic.twitter.com/6LCHanNnx8
"It was a fantastic month for all of us, there were some great games. I enjoyed every bit of it. The Arsenal game was a great game to play in – it was obviously a fantastic win.
"I’ve improved in every aspect of my game but there is still so much to learn and to get better at. I’m working every day to get to where I want to be – I want to get the maximum out of myself. That’s [done] by working every day and making sure that you give everything for the team and for your club."